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Eurosystem Monetary Targeting: Lessons from U.S. Data

Glenn D. Rudebusch, Lars E.O. Svensson

NBER Working Paper No. 7179
Issued in June 1999
NBER Program(s):   ME

Using a small empirical model of inflation, output, and money estimated on U.S. data, we compare the relative performance of monetary targeting and inflation targeting. The results show that monetary targeting would be quite inefficient, with both higher inflation and output variability. This is true even with a deterministic money demand formulation. In this framework, there is thus no support for the prominent role given to money growth in the Eurosystem's monetary policy strategy.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w7179

Published: Rudebusch, Glenn D. and Lars E. O. Svensson. "Eurosystem Monetary Targeting: Lessons From U.S. Data," European Economic Review, 2002, v46(3,Mar), 417-442.

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